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Community-Based Art Education


The USM Art Education program offers a degree for those interested in teaching art as a community-based educator. The students who opt for this program, intern as student teachers at various community organizations.


Why Community Art Education?

The BFA in Art Education with a concentration in community arts, is a degree intended for artists, art educators, and other arts professionals who want to become teaching artists and cultural workers.  The degree will enable graduates to develop, teach, and facilitate visual arts education programs in community organizations, museums, after-school programs, and other alternative sites. This degree does not provide a k-12 teaching license, but instead prepares graduates to engage k-12 students and adults outside of the traditional classroom settings.


BFA in Community Arts Program Requirements


Partnering Organizations:

The Art Van

The Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation

The Center for Grieving Children

Engine: Propelling the Creative Community

The Cheetah Project

The Telling Room

Creative Trails: The Art Department and Shoot Media

Many Moons Therapy

The Long Barn: Educational Initiative at Broadturn Farm

The Plymouth House: Walton Street Woman's House

Rivertree Arts Center

The Creative Child Arts Center

Side x Side: Arts Integration Program

Oak Street Studio


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USM students working with Odyssey School, a center for children with hearing and speech disabilities.

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